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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

Daniel 18

Pretty much the only thing the movie 'Starship Troopers' had in common with the book is some names - the title, a few characters, and the 'bad guys'.

The movie was illogical junk.

The book was rather interesting, and made a good case for a society based on responsibility and duty - rather like the Roman republic. In that sense, Starship Troopers (the book) is a rewrite of history in future terms.

If you really want to see a good commentary, somewhat sarcastic and satirical, of the movie, find the review by James MacDonald.

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